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Exploring Home Education Methods: Eclectic/Relaxed (Mixed)

By Dinah Whitton. After nearly becoming the top spokesperson for back to school, even I’m shocked that I love homeschooling so much. It’s hard to believe this is our second year of our home education journey. My adventure as...

The Future of Homeschooling with HSLDA

It’s been over 20 years since HSLDA began defending our freedom to home educate. Our organization has grown from its inception and now has the ability to be more proactive than reactive. Now it’s time to leverage our experience...

Homeschool Dad & HSLDA President on the Benefits of Home Education

My first impression of home education came from a staggering statistic about homeschool graduates in an Ivy League school. Fast forward to marriage and 4 children, the decision to homeschool came with much research and consideration. It’s been over...

Homeschooling is legal, so why is there conflict between families and school authorities?

Homeschooling is a valid, legal, and proven educational option; and, it seems that conflict with school authorities should be unnecessary. The level of conflict or cooperation can vary according to the school, school board, the family’s situation, province, and...

Special Message from HSLDA President

For just over 3 months I’ve enjoyed rolling up my sleeves and going full throttle as HSLDA’s new president. It was a pleasure meeting fellow homeschoolers during the past conference season and I’m grateful for your mutual enthusiasm. For...

Enhancing Home Education with Self-Organized Learning Environments: Innovative methods challenging traditional education

By Dinah Whitton. Imagine a world with self-organized learning and educators only serving as guides. While some might call this unschooling or perhaps a familiar aspect of homeschooling, this social experiment threatens traditional educational methods. A Self-Organized Learning Environment...

Meet the Thiessen’s! The benefits of homeschooling with HSLDA

By Dinah Whitton. Married for almost 20 years, Wayne and Marilyn Thiessen continue to show the power of their love through their growing family. In addition to their biological sons, David, 18, and Philip, 16, they have recently adopted...

The Fantastic Journey of Membership Applications & Renewals

At HSLDA we just love sharing information with you about all aspects of the organization! We have an amazing team that works diligently to help you throughout your homeschooling journey. From the moment you join and every year you...

Your Portfolio Checklist: Making Sure Everything Is Ready

You’ve probably read the articles from the beginning of this series on creating an Educational Portfolio. Now it’s time to take stock of your subjects, and to make sure nothing has been left out or forgotten. We’ve compiled the...

HSLDA’s Review of the Changes to the Québec Education Act (Bill 144)

As previously mentioned, the Minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, introduced Bill 144 in the National Assembly on June 9, 2017. Bill 144 will revise the Education Act relating to homeschooling in Québec. Our legal team has combed through the...

There are so many priceless benefits of membership with HSLDA! Why are you homeschooling without us? Read on to discover all that HSLDA has in store for you!

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